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The Inquisitor's Niece
Pre-release—available November 6, 2018. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,810. Language: English. Published by Daniel Willis. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Alonso and Luisa love each other. However there are a few obstacles to their happiness: the husband she was forced to marry; her uncle, the Regent of Spain; and Alonso’s heritage as a Jew. Mix in those whose loyalty is always to the highest bidder, and you have a story of a courageous couple determined to be happy together, no matter what.
The Lion or the Lamb, Samson, Ruth and Salvation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,100. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Religious
The Lion or the Lamb is biblical fiction exploring the meaning of salvation by contrasting the stories from The Book of Ruth and Mighty Samson's exploits in the Book of Judges, animating a narrator mentioned once in scripture, Samson's friend, who received Samson's Philistine bride as a gift from her father after Samson abandoned her when she betrayed him at their wedding by revealing his riddle.
A Petal in the Wind III
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,750. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017 by Champlain Avenue Books, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The characters, drama and romance of the Petal In The Wind saga continue with Book III – The Great War…
Philadelphia Police Crackdown on Jewish Pornographic Book and Photo Distributors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Pornography, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
During the late 1920s Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia were targeted during a sweep against obscene photos, books and photos in Philadelphia. Among the most publicized cases was one against Samuel Bloom and his wife. Immigrants from Poland Mrs. Bloom claimed that she was unable to write English. The Blooms, cigar store owners, were accused of being purveyors of obscene books & photos.
Judith Coplon Barnard College Graduate Justice Department Political Analyst Russian Spy?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Judith Coplon is an aberration in the annals of American-Soviet espionage. Convicted twice for spying for the Soviet Union, she nevertheless remained free on bail. Her two convictions, in 1949 and 1950, weren't resolved until 1967. There are numerous questions why the U.S. government failed to pursue Coplon's imprisonment. My e-book looks at the circumstances of her spy convictions and the era.
Morris "Dimples" Wolensky Murder, Inc. Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gambler Max Fox sought revenge on gambler Morris Wolensky and New York City betting commissioner Robert B. Greene. On August 3, 1944 he found them playing cards at a midtown Manhattan gambling establishment. He opened fire on them. Fox was a former partner of Greene and Wolensky. His grievance against them dated to the 1940 Presidential election when Greene put down a 3-1 bet on Wendell Willkie.
Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a former partner of Meyer Shapiro, later proved his undoing. The growth of the slot machine industry enriched them but eventually led to a split in their association. There was too much money to be earned in prostitution and various other rackets. Competition for territory in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side led Reles to move out on his own. He became the Shapiros' enemy.
Loan Sharks And Hit Men Murder, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 1939-1941
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The fate of Irving Puggy Feinstein is an example of the sheer ruthlessness of Murder, Inc.operatives. On September 4, 1939 Feinstein was tortured with a rope and ice pick at the instigation of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Later Reles and Anthony "Duke" Maffetore would turn on their associates. Both of them lost their lives in the process. Reles jumped or was pushed out of a hotel window in Coney Island.
The Mafia, the NYPD and the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Herbert Bayard Swope was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for a New York newspaper. He was the only journalist to write damaging stories alleging strong ties between the NYPD and the New York City underworld. The principal operative of a gambling racket, NYPD Lt. Charles Becker died in the electric chair at Sing Sing in 1915. A year earlier his Mafia accomplices were executed in the same chair.
Spirits of the Bayou: Sanctuaries, Cemeteries and Hauntings
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 62,040. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A poetic presence built upon the past, the author's vivid prose and photography unlocks the doors to ancient houses of worship, probes the eerie shadows of cemeteries and delves deep inside the bayou’s haunted legends. Follow a trail of history and mystery across New Orleans and south along the coastal towns of Louisiana. Experience it for yourself with travel links at the end of each chapter.